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News Roundup: Lawmakers Taking On TNCs In Multiple States

Posted on April 15, 2015

The state of TNC regulation is ongoing and heated in every local market. Here’s a quick sampling of some news around the U.S.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County commissioners have deferred their final vote on an ordinance that may determine whether companies like Uber and Lyft will continue operating in the county to April 21.

Full story at www.local10.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland lawmakers delay vote on legalizing Uber despite prior agreement. After a lengthly six-hour city council meeting on Thursday, Portland lawmakers delayed a vote on officially approving a task force report that outlined regulations for a 120-day pilot program for transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft.

Full story at www.geekwire.com.

NEW ORLEANS, La. — New Orleans City Council approves ride-sharing apps but Uber, Lyft and other companies still want more.

Full story at www.bestofneworleans.com.

HOUSTON, Texas — The House Transportation Committee heard numerous witnesses Thursday both supporting and opposing HB 2440, which would designate the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles as the state agency charged with issuing permits and overseeing rules for transportation networking companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Full story at www.austinmonitor.com.

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